More Companies In EMEA Choosing Benefits Choice

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The number of companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) offering flexible benefits continues to increase as employers look to remain competitive in the labor market and enhance employee engagement, according to the EMEA Employee Choice in Benefits Survey 2014 by Mercer Marsh Benefits. The survey of 636 employers in 17 countries across EMEA examines the role that employee choice plays in organizations’ health and group benefits programs, and allows companies a look into competitive offerings in individual markets. “There’s a growing trend of employers offering employees a greater say in selecting benefits that are most important to the individual,” says Damon Robinson, a senior associate in Mercer’s Health & Benefits business in the UK. “We expect this wave to continue as more companies discover that they can implement choice at little or no additional cost and are safe in the knowledge that their employees will be highly satisfied with the greater range of benefit … Learn more

August 25, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »

Getting a Complete Picture of Employment Costs

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High annual base salary (ABS) does not necessarily correlate with higher total employment cost, particularly when considering a host of factors, according to Mercer’s 2014 Total Employment Costs around the World. The report helps HR and business managers assess the real total employment costs regionally and by career level and position in 72 different markets across the Americas; Asia Pacific; and … Learn more

August 18, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »

Benefits Choice in EMEA: Cost Perception Versus Reality

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A majority of employers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) cite cost as a barrier to employee choice programs that allow employees to exchange some or all of their existing employer-provided benefits, according to the EMEA Employee Choice in Benefits Survey 2014 of 636 employers in 17 countries by Mercer Marsh Benefits. Yet nearly two-thirds of respondents who had implemented a choice … Learn more

August 11, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »

European and Chinese Cities Rise, Japan Falls On Cost List

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Four European cities are on the top 10 list of the most expensive cities for expatriates, in Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey, with Chinese cities rising and Japanese cities falling in cost since last year’s ranking. Mercer’s survey is one of the world’s most comprehensive, designed to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees. … Learn more

August 4, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »

Local Plus: An Alternative to Traditional Expatriate Packages

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Employers worldwide are using an expanding array of packages as they aim to balance costs with attracting and retaining talent. According to Mercer’s Alternative International Assignments Policies and Practices Survey report, “Local Plus” packages are increasingly being used by employers to attract and retain talent at the right price. The “pluses” most commonly added to an expatriate worker’s … Learn more

July 28, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »